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Showing posts from February, 2011

New Beads!

No, I haven't been making beads this week. It's the one-week mark of my hysterectomy, and I'm feeling pretty darn good, but not sure I'm ready to make beads today! I do have the itch, though, so I'm listing some new items on etsy that I had at the ready. Take a look at the SueBeads etsy shop to see if there's anything you need !

Bead Soup Blog Party!

Welcome to the 3rd Bead Soup Blog Party! What is a Bead Soup Blog Party? Each beader was paired up with another jewelry designer and tasked with sending the following: ~ A focal ~ A special clasp (not just a lobster claw) ~ Some coordinating spacers or beads Using the focal and the clasp was mandatory, but we could use anything from our own stash to round out the rest, and choose to use the coordinating beads or not. You may recall my partner was Margot Potter ; click this link to see the blog post I wrote of what she sent me! Here's what I made! Dangly earrings! Come see what the rest of us made! 1. Lori Anderson, Pretty Things 2. Kitty Durmaj, Perles and Life 3. Michelle Heim, Life In the Bead Lane 4. Lisa Petrillo, Lucid Moon Studio 5. Anitra Gordy, Leelu Creations 6. Paige Maxim, Paige Maxim Designs 7. Marianna Boylan, Pretty Shiny Things 8. Cheryl Roe, BeadRoe 9. Heidi Post, Ex Post Facto 10. Cindy Wimmer, Sweet Bead Studio 11. Terri Gauthier, Blooming Ideas 12.

I'm Baaaack!

Well, I had my surgery Monday, was home Tuesday afternoon, and today I feel pretty good! I still feel tired and a bit sore, but this is really an improvement. I'm bored from sitting around but based on all the wonderful advice I've received, I need to embrace it and relax! I really would love to go out and get some wings and beer at Wild Wings with my sweetie, but I guess that will have to wait. I will not have the brain to make any beads until next week, I'm guessing, but my store is open for business and I'm mailing things out, so please visit my SueBeads etsy store here ! In the meantime, look for my Bead Soup Blog Party post tomorrow morning bright and early! At least I'll be able to peruse a lot of blogs in my down time!

Surgery Sale

So, on Monday, I get to have the ultimate "girl" surgery. I am a bit scared, and not too thrilled about it. I will be out of commission for at least a few days, and maybe up to a week or two depending on what actually happens to me! In celebration, I am having a sale through the weekend, you can get 15% off your purchase in my SueBeads etsy store by entering the coupon code SURGERY when you checkout! Have fun, empty my store so that when I feel better I have lots of motivation to make more beads!

Bead Table Wednesday

Good Lord, another Wednesday already! Where does the time go? Here is a sneak peak of what I've been working on today - my Bead Soup jewelry. Blogger somehow decided that my photo was going to be sideways again. Sigh...

My friend Melissa

Melissa Meman is a very cool person - I had the pleasure of getting to know her at the Art Bliss weekend in September '10. She makes great jewelry and has such an interesting family and life! I like her! Here's a photo of earrings she made with my terrazzo beads - this post is waaaaay overdue. Sorry Melissa - but I finally got to it! If you've made something with beads you purchased from me, please let me know - I'd love to post it here!

Bead Cruise Headpins!

Heather, of Humblebeads , is so multi-talented. She's a bead maker, she's a jewelry maker, she's an illustrator and author, she edits the Art Bead Scene blog, and she plans the Bead Cruises ! I am again providing some beads for the goody bag you receive if you sail on the bead cruise - this year I am sending glass headpins! I made 80 of them today - I need to make 40 more tonight or tomorrow! I think they look great and I hope the recipients love them too!

Picnik is too cool!

This is a photo of Skipper (Hopey's horse) before and after picnik! Too Cool!

Sunday Already?

Wow, this week has flown! It was busy busy busy with kid stuff. This weekend was a nice change, not too many things scheduled. The above photo was created with picnik - I found out about it through Heather at Humblebeads ! I haven't had much time to play with it, but did change up this one photo. Pretty cool! I also love bighugelabs !

Bead Table Wednesday

Woo Hoo - two weeks in a row making Bead Table Wednesday! This will be a fun necklace when it's done. Don't know why blogger is making the photo sideways...does anyone?

More Customer Work

Ok, I've been telling people I was going to do this for a while, but life just seems to get in the way! We had such a busy weekend - my daughter had her high school production of Midsummer Night's Dream, and she was in the tech crew both nights and clean up on Sunday. She won a photography award and that ceremony was on Sunday as well as the Super Bowl. But here goes - some really great customer work! First up here is Cindi Horste - she has her own web site and does some impressive jewelry designs. Those are my mango sparkle beads shown up there in the photo. She just purchased some intense blue sparkle beads from me, to make necklaces as bridesmaid's gifts! Sweet! This one is from Pam at Cool Jewelry Design on etsy. She used the copper sparkle earring beads that I make. I like the color combo. She makes some really nice jewelry as well. Check out her shop! Finally, these two sets of earrings were made from some sparkle beads I made Sylvia from Studio Sylvia on

Glass Headpins

Available at SueBeads on etsy!

Bead Table Wednesday

WooHoo! I finally got it together to join in the fun for Bead Table Wednesday, a little idea from Heather at Humble Beads! Check out the flickr group to see what everyone's working on!

Glass Headpin Pairs

Hi everyone! Happy no snowstorm! We were supposed to get some major ice and have electricity problems but it seems all it did was a very think coating of ice and rain. I guess there is more coming, we'll see what happens. In the meantime, I made some glass headpin pairs yesterday. I had a great time making them - they are great for earring danglies! You can find them in the SueBeads etsy store !